Ginger & Other Alternative Treatments for Spinal Nerve Pain

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: August 31, 2015

ginger for back pain

There is no shortage of internet articles proclaiming the incredible pain reliving qualities of ginger, garlic, turmeric, and other home remedies. But these home treatments, while cheap and readily available, are usually not effective at treating serious spine conditions causing back pain. The topic of this article is ginger and other alternative treatment options for spinal nerve pain. We will talk about a few of the most common of these alternative treatments and whether or not they work to relieve spine pain.

Can Ginger Reduce Low Back Pain?

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation and pain in certain back pain conditions like arthritis. That being said, the pain relief is typically minor at best. If there are other spine conditions or injuries present (such as a herniated disc), ginger will likely not be very effective at all – especially in the long-term.

Other Home Remedies

Garlic isn’t the only home remedy that people use to medicate their back pain. Other common home remedies that people try for back pain include:

  • Garlic
  • Tumeric
  • Chamomille
  • Basil

All of these herbs and spices have various medicinal properties that can decrease inflammation, and increase relaxation. The appeal of these home treatments is clear – they are cheap and easily accessible. The big question is – do they actually work to effectively relieve back pain?

When Home Remedies Fail

When these home remedies fail, it’s time to look at other treatment options. While ginger and other herbs may temporarily cut spinal nerve pain, these treatments do not address the source of the problem. Minimally invasive spine surgery can permanently free up impinged nerves and prevent back pain from returning. Don’t suffer through life dealing with your back pain – contact a spine specialist today to talk about your options for relieving the pain and getting back to your life.

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